International Football History and Statistics

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This site is driven by a unique database of English and international football including the FIFA World Cup and FA Premier League since their inception.

11v11 is also a community hub for those interested in football history and statistics.

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On this day in football history

1871 Football Association proposed that a Challenge Cup be established for competition amongst its members. Fifteen clubs entered for the first Competition in 1871-72 and included Queens Park, the Scottish amateur side.
1885 At a Special General Meeting of the Football Association professionalism in football was legalised. It was, however, a further eight years before a paid player was recognised in Scotland.
1912 FA Council decree that an extra 30 minutes shall be added to the FA Cup Final in case of a draw at 90 minutes.
1966 The last of the Group qualifying matches in the World Cup finals played. At Wembley, England, who brought in Ian Callaghan in place of Paine, beat France 2-0 and so topped Group 1. Roger Hunt scored both goals and the crowd numbered 92,500. West Germany beat Spain 2-1 at Villa Park and won Group 2 on goal average from Argentina, attendance 45,187. Hungary beat Bulgaria 3-1 at Old Trafford and qualified for the quarter-finals in Group 3 which was headed by Portugal, attendance 24,129. In Group 4 Russia won her third game by beating Chile 2-1 before 16,027 spectators at Roker Park.